optimistic as possible. we're all watching and waiting to see what happens on this property behind me, hoping that mr. dykes, as michelle said, makes a split-second decision, changes his mind and comes out of the bunker, don. for one group of adults, the alabama abduction brings back frightening memories and nightmares. they were schoolkids in california back in 1976. three masked men hijacked their school bus and took them captive. eventually forcing them into a van that was buried in a quarry. scared, in the dark, they didn't know if they'd ever get out or if that van would become their grave. after 16 hours, they did get out, led by their brave bus driver who was taken prisoner with them. they dug through debris, found a guard shack at the quarry and called police. 36 years later, the kidnapping still haunts many of them.